Speedy, Automated Robotics Yield High Efficiency in Food Packing Soft flexible grippers and computer vision bring specialized automation capabilities to the food packaging market. Under the guidance of artificial intelligence, robotic arms are lending a hand to pack perishables for shipping.
Robots Only: First Fully Autonomous Restaurant Opens in San Francisco With no on-site employees, startup restaurant Mezli relies only on robotics and automation technology to prepare meals. Functioning like a giant vending machine, the autonomous restaurant takes orders on a digital screen and robots prep, plate, and cook an assortment of Mediterranean grain bowls and sides then slide them along to waiting customers.
Sea Machines Uses AI, Vision to Steer Shipping Vessels to Safety New maritime technology taps computer vision and artificial intelligence to enable commercial ships and workboats to operate autonomously. The new capabilities open up shipping routes and improve disaster response with increased safety and less environmental impact than current processes.
Fully Automated Robotic Pizza Kitchen Ready to Roll The smart machines are coming for us…but don’t worry, they have pizza. Los Angeles startup Stellar Pizza has developed an automated, touchless pizza-making machine that fits in a truck. The mobile restaurant uses precision technology, including vision, sensors, and advanced robotics, to create the perfect pizza from scratch in less than five minutes.
Smart Mobile Robots Automate, Optimize Construction Projects Technology is not new to the construction industry. As technology improves and construction demand increases with the growing population, builders are looking for new ways to optimize performance. Intelligent mobile construction robots are emerging to help lighten the load.
Rugged, Autonomous Robots Ready for Search and Rescue Robots are hitting the road and taking to the skies. Hyundai’s newly designed autonomous TIGER robot can drive and walk using intelligent technology that includes moveable legs. The robot can even take flight with the help of a UAV. With a variety of capabilities and potential uses, Hyundai’s TIGER could become a trendsetter in robotics and help emergency services agencies with search and rescue.
Strawberry Fields Forever: Computer Vision Aids Precision Harvesting A robotic berry picker has the potential to change strawberry harvest. With 16 distinct robots within one autonomous vehicle, berries can be harvested quickly and carefully. The computer vision and artificial intelligence that enables such precise picking provides farmers with a trove of data about each plant and the farm, improving crops and profits.
Flying Autonomous Robots Have Far-Reaching Uses in Agriculture Labor shortages and increased costs are propelling IoT use in the agriculture industry. Orchards can soon use flying autonomous robots (FAR) to detect, harvest, and track the collection of ripe fruit.
Autonomous Smart Tractor from Monarch Takes Flight With goals for a more sustainable future, vineyards in California are exploring the fully electric, driver-optional, data-driven Monarch Tractor. The in-field hubs of data are helping farmers maintain root to fruit visibility, analyze moisture levels, count fruit clusters, and perform other agronomy functions. Zero emissions and a realistic price tag makes this vintage of autonomous tractors appealing to many.
Swarm Manufacturing: Robotic 3D Printers Divide and Conquer Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things technologies led to the development of swarm robots and additive manufacturing. Now, the two are coming together in a marriage that could change supply chains and manufacturing globally and, some researchers claim, could reach outer space.
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